I am an 8th grade science teacher and I can tell you that teaching any kind of shop class is becoming very difficult. Why? Because not that many schools have shop classes anymore. Insurance is too high, and all of the idiots in administration think these little assholes are going to wind up in college. That's a crock, they might end up in college as a janitor. As for teaching, there is very little monetary reward, when you get through to some dumb ass, that's a plus and don't think politics aren't necessary. That's what can make or break you in teaching. If you take the CBEST, with a bachelors degree you can teach in most school districts. Long Beach is shitty and they are of the mind that since there are few permanant openings, they can dictate what hoops you must jump through. Garden Grove wil let you sub and I believe L.A Unified will also. We used to beg for teachers here in Las Vegas but with budget cuts, we might lose some teachers. Overcrowded classrooms are the norm and I am sure it will get worse. Teaching 40+ teenagers that are all on a Testosterone high takes a lot of patience and classroom management skills. I'm not trying to discourage you, just want you to know what you are in for.